Down Royal

  • 15:10 Porter & Co. Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Good (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.80s
  • Off time: 15:12:37
15:10 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benefficient (IRE) 13/8
2nd El Fontan (FR) 5/1
3rd Lookoutnow (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U85 Emerald Green, Yellow seams, quartered cap As De Pique (IRE) 71
7 11-12 Thomas McGivern R C Colgan 40/141.00
2 1P107-2 EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, quartered cap Benefficient (IRE) 41
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 A J Martin P Townend 13/82.62
3 674565 WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Doctor Deejay (IRE) 8
6 11-12 T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 33/134.00
4 233203 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond El Fontan (FR) 20
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 5/16.00
5 742232- BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Liszt (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 M Torrens M Darcy 14/115.00
6 11D6-86 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Lookoutnow (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-12 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 25/126.00
8 522224 RED, orange stars, red sleeves, orange star on cap Whisky Galore 11
6 11-12 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 100 25/126.00
9 6-27132 CERISE Johannisberger (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
5 11-11 N Meade Paul Carberry 7/24.50
10 6-00PF0 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 8
5 11-11 D T Hughes M A Enright (5) 50/151.00
11 817 WHITE, large emerald green spots & sleeves, emerald green spots on cap North Star Lad (IRE) 12
5 11-11 N Meade D J Condon 16/117.00
12 54U627- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 207
Course Winner
5 11-11 t G Elliott D N Russell 11/43.75
Non runners
7670/P1-0Soitoldyou (IRE)711-12A A HowardB M Cash


Toner D'Oudairis is bred for chasing so Gordon Elliott has done well to get two races over hurdles out of him. His narrow defeat by Attaglance in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham shows him to be a tough character and he is an interesting recruit to the bigger obstacles.. BENEFFICIENT gained a shock victory in a Grade 1 novice hurdle at Leopardstown in February and made an encouraging start over fences when runner-up to Miradene at Listowel in September. That was over 2m1f and with today's trip much more likely to suit he's the one to be on. El Fontan has been a bit of a disappointment after a bright start to his chasing career but Johannisberger looks a real threat. Noel Meade's charge, an easy winner of a maiden hurdle at Roscommon in August, has come up against very useful performers in his races to date over fences and it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the finish.